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American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2014

15 - 19 December 2014, San Francisco, USA

Between the 15-19th December, the AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting 2014 took place in San Francisco welcoming 24,000 participants. Thanks to the Graduate School of Geosciences, I had the change to attend the meeting, which is the largest conference of earth science worldwide.


The session “Linking Human und Environmental Change: Evidence for the Early Anthropogenic Hypothesis” focused on human-environmental interactions, which perfectly matched with the results of my research in Western Turkey. I presented a poster (“Human-environment interactions during the last 8000 years in the environs of the ancient city of Ephesus, Western Turkey”) about my PhD project. During the poster session, I discussed my results with scientists working on similar subjects. They gave me valuable feedback regarding my research.

During the conference, I also attended several oral and poster sessions, e.g. Limnology. I got new ideas and insights into different methodological approaches and I used the possibility to interact with top scientists in the field of geosciences. 

Friederike Stock (postdoc)

PhD student Institute of Geography

PhD Project: “Ephesos and the Ephesia – Palaeogeographical and Geoarchaeological Research about a Famous City in Western Anatolia”